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Orioles minor league rundown - 6/27/14

The only team that won last night was the Bowie Baysox, and they did it twice.

Zach Davies
Zach Davies
Bert Hindman

Norfolk Tides 2, Pawtucket Red Sox 4

Mike Wright started for the Tides and while his night wasn't great, it was something of an improvement from his other starts of late. He pitched 5 1/3 innings with three runs allowed. He walked four and struck out two. Remember when Wright seemed like he'd be with the big league team at some point? What happened to him?

On offense the Tides were held to five hits and no walks, and they struck out 10 times. The only extra base hit came from 3B Buck Britton, who doubled. The only multi-hit game was from Steve Clevenger (#TeamSteve), who went 2-for-3.

Bowie Baysox 5, Richmond Flying Squirrels 1 - Game 1

The story for this game is Zach Davies, who was just brilliant. Davies pitched six shutout innings with just two hits allowed. He didn't walk a batter and he struck out 9. It was Davies' third straight start without a run allowed. Mychal Givens came in to pitch the seventh inning (double headers in the minors are just seven inning games) but was a disaster, walking three and giving up a run. But Oliver Drake came in and bailed him out, pitching the final 2/3 of an inning to get his 18th save.

1B Christian Walker was 1-for-4 with a double, CF Dariel Alvarez was 1-for-4, C Michael Ohlman was 1-for-3. The rehabbing Nolan Reimold went 0-for-3. This weekend marks the end of his rehab start, so it could be goodbye to Nolan soon.

Bowie Baysox 6, Richmond Flying Squirrels 3 - Game 2

It was a clean sweep of the doubleheader for the Baysox, They went with an all bullpen game, starting with Ashur Tolliver. Tolliver pitched two innings and gave up all three runs to the Squirrels. Steve Hensley followed with four innings in which he allowed just one walk, and Marcel Prado closed it out with one scoreless inning.

The Baysox singled their way to victory, with eight singles and a double. Alvarez went 3-for-4 and Walker, DH'ing for the nightcap, was hitless. LF John Ruettinger and 3B Niuman Romero both had two hits on the night.

Frederick Keys 2, Winston-Salem Dash 5

Parker Bridwell started for the Keys and gave up a single run in each of the first two innings, then settled down and pitched four more scoreless. He walked two and struck out six. The Keys came back and tied the game in the bottom of the sixth inning, but relief pitcher Matt Hobgood gave up a two-run home run in the top of the seventh. He gave up another run in the eighth for good measure.

The offense didn't record an extra base hit on the night. CF Glynn Davis and RF Mike Yastrzemski each had two hits. 1B Trey Mancini and SS Adrian Marin had one.

Delmarva Shorebirds 2, Hagerstown Suns 3

Sebastian Vader went seven innings for the Shorebirds and gave up just runs, but his offense couldn't help him out. Vader didn't walk a batter and he struck out three. He had a nice 10/4 ground out to fly out ratio, but his eight hits allowed were his undoing.

RF Lucas Herbst had two hits, the only multi-hit night for the Shorebirds. 3B Drew Dosch was 1-for-3 with a walk, and Chance Sisco, DH'ing instead of his usual position of catcher, had one hit as well. LF Anthony Vega was 0-for-3.

Aberdeen Ironbirds 0, Hudson Valley Renegades 1

Even with Dylan Bundy on the mound, the Ironbirds can't win. They are now 1-14 on the season and in the midst of a nine-game losing streak.

Bundy pitched five shutout innings with three hits and two walks allowed. He struck out seven, and the word on the street is that he'll be moving up to Bowie for his next start. Camden Chat's Kevin Ebert attended this game, so check back on Monday morning for all of his observations on Bundy and the rest of the Ironbirds.

Augey Bill gave up the only run of the game in his two innings pitched, and took the hard luck loss. He still has the best name on the team, though.

The Ironbirds had five hits, with two each coming from RF Oswill Lartiguez and catcher Jonah Heim. SS Austin Pfeiffer doubled.

For more details on these games as well as the games of the Dominican Summer and Gulf Coast Leagues, visit

Today's Games

Norfolk Tides @ Rochester Red Wings, 7:05 pm
Tides SP: Chris Jones

Bowie Baysox @ Richmond Flying Squirrels, 6:05 pm
Baysox SP: Tyler Wilson

Frederick Keys @ Potomac Nationals, 6:35 pm
Keys SP: Branden Kline

Delmarva Shorebirds @ Hagerstown Suns, 7:05 pm
Shorebirds SP: Luis Gonzalez

Aberdeen Ironbirds vs Hudson Valley Renegades, 7:05 pm
Ironbirds SP: TBD